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Agenda 2030

Agenda 2030

Agenda 2030 is a UN resolution (A/RES/70/1), named Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted 2015. The purpose of the resolution is to by 2030 achieve a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development all over the world. The resolution includes the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and the 169 sub goals.

Link to Agenda 2030 (UN website)

Annex XVII of REACH

Annex XVII of REACH

Annex XVII of REACH regulation contains the list of restrictions of certain hazardous substances used on the European market.

Link to Annex XVII of REACH (external website)

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time tested patterns and strategies.

Candidate List

Candidate List

The Candidate List is a list of substances of very high concern that are candidates to be added to Annex XVII of the REACH regulation.

Link to Candidate List Table (external website)

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a non profit charity running the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. CDP provides several tools for measuring environmental impacts and report them in a transparent way.

Read more about CDP (external link)

Child labour

Child labour

Child labour is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity and that is harmful to physical and mental development. The age of defining child labour is 15, and there is added regulations for hazardous work between 15-18 years of age.

Link to ILO's definition of Child Labour (external website)

Chromium

Chromium

Chromium (III) ions are not considered toxic but Chromium (VI) ions are toxic and carcinogenic. Chromium (VI) ions have been used for many years for surface treatment of steel products. Chromium (VI) is restricted under REACH for specific applications.

ECHA's list of restricted substances (external website) TEST (external link) TEST 2 (external link) Read about how we phased out Chromium VI

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

A circular economy (often called "circularity")is an economic system aimed at the reuse of resource and eliminating waste. The system include recycling, reuse, remanufacturing and refurbishment to create a closed system and minimising the use of virgin resources and creation of waste. Some of the relevant theoretical influences are cradle to cradle, looped economy, industrial ecology and biomimicry. The opposite is the linear economy, which consists of "take, make and dispose".

EU's definition of circular economy (external website)

Climate compensation

Climate compensation

Climate compensation is the last step when systematically reducing your climate effect. First step is to start measure your greenhouse gas emissions, secondly reduce the emissions as much as possible, then use renewable sources and last compensate the emissions that can not be avoided. The compensation is a financial investment in projects that reduces, avoid or remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is important to use a certified climate compensation program to assure trustworthy programs.